Week of Sunday 11th September, Trinity 13

In memoriam
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,
21 April 1926 to 8 September 2022

The services below are subject to change,


Friday 9th September

2.00 pm Little Gaddesden Short Service to mark the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II (JR)

Sunday 11th September, Trinity 13

9.00 am Nettleden Morning Prayer – Harvest Festival (JRo)
9.30 am Little Gaddesden Parish Communion (in place of Café Church) (JR)
11.00 am Great Gaddesden Café Church – Harvest Festival (JR/HT)

Tuesday 13th September

9.00 amGreat Gaddesden Holy Communion
10.30 am Little Gaddesden Coffee and Cake in the Thomas Field Hall (see below)

Wednesday 14th September

7.55 pmZoomMidweek Discussion Group(see below)

Thursday 15th September

10.00 amLittle GaddesdenHoly Communion (JR)
2.30-4.00 pmLittle GaddesdenPitstop Coffee Club

Friday 16th – Sunday 18th September

Flower Festival at All Saints, Dagnall. See more details below.

Sunday 18th September, Harvest Festival

9.30 amLittle GaddesdenHarvest Festival Service(JR)
11.00 amGreat GaddesdenParish Communion(JR/HT-pr)
6.00 pmNettledenEvensong(JR)

Please Check for Updates!

As changes are sometimes made at short notice, please check on the News page whether the above information has been changed or superseded.


HM Queen Elizabeth II – Book of Condolence

A Book of Condolence will be available in the Church from 9:00am today (Friday 9 September 2022).

Tuesday Morning Coffee and Cake

Tuesday morning’s Coffee and Cake sessions are in the Thomas Field Hall – Tuesdays from 10:30am to 12:00 noon. Any enquiries to Hilary Catchpole at h.catchpole@btinternet.com .

Midweek Discussion Group

The Midweek Discussion Group has resumed. Do keep the ideas coming about topics that you would like to consider.

Please contact Anthony Archer on anthony.archer@bridgewaterassociates.co.uk or 07721 504125 with any questions.

Harvest Festival

HARVEST FESTIVAL.   Harvest Festival services will be spread over two weekends 11th September for Nettleden and Great Gaddesden and 18th September for Little Gaddesden.  All produce will be donated to DENS and a talk will be given by a DENS’ volunteer about their work.  https://www.dens.org.uk/get-involved/high-needs-list/   Hard copies of their High Needs list will also be in the churches.  All donations gratefully received at church before or on the date of the service.

Ashridge House Garden Party for Hospice of St Francis

Ashridge House Garden Party in aid of The Hospice of St Francis.  Sunday 11th September, 12-5pm.  Advance tickets – £6, on the day £8, child (5-16 yrs) £2, U5 free.. More information on stfrancis.org.uk/gardenparty

Flower Festival at All Saints Church, Dagnall

‘For the Beauty of the Earth’ – Flower Festival at All Saints, Dagnall. Friday 16th September – Sunday 18th September. 16th September, Preview with wine, canapés and live music, 7.00pm – 9.00pm – Tickets £10.00 each. Saturday 17th, 10.00am – 5.00pm £3.00. Sunday 18th, 12 midday to 5.00pm £3.00. Followed by a service of Thanksgiving. For further details, please contact Barbara Morton on 01525 852368.

T J Johnson Trio Evening

FOGGC (Friends of Great Gaddesden Church) present TJ Johnson Trio, an evening of Jazz, R&B and Swing.  Saturday 8th October at 7.30pm at GG Church, HP1 3BY.  Bar.  Tickets £20 on 01442 246513 or on-line at www.wegottickets.com/event/554300.   All welcome.

DEC Appeal for Pakistan

DEC – Pakistan Floods Appeal.  The floods have left millions in Pakistan in need of urgent help to survive.  Please donate as much as you can on www.dec.org.uk It is hoped that there will be red buckets available in church for the next few weeks.

Regular Giving

If you normally give weekly in church, you may like to consider paying direct through your bank account.    Click or tap here to visit the Donate Page to find out more. For those who do give this way, tokens to signify you have donated by this method are available on entry to the church, and they can be placed in the collection bag at the appropriate time.

Pay by Text

We now have the facility to donate to Little Gaddesden church by text. Just text LITTLEGADD plus the amount you want to donate (between £1 and £20) to 70470, for example ‘LITTLEGADD10’ to donate £10.  

Texts will cost the amount donated plus one standard rate message.

The Little Gaddesden Charities

For those not familiar with The Little Gaddesden Charities, we exist to help those in our Parish who are in need.

All help is totally confidential.

Please contact either me directly on 01442 842544 or the Vicar, John Russell, on 01442 214898 or at vicar@littlegaddesdenchurch.org.uk and we will try to help.

Pat Catchpole